Shim­mer­ing Shoul­der Wrap

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Ch­eryl Beck­erich

Ma­te­ri­als

Gauge

Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work pat from a chart. Lace (mul­ti­ple of 12 sts + 17) Row 1: K2, k2­tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, *sk2p, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4; rep from * to last 3 sts, ssk, k2. Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2. Row 3: K2, k2­tog, k3, [yo, k3] twice, *sk2p, k3, [yo, k3] twice; rep from * to last 3 sts, ssk, k2. Row 5: K2, k2­tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, *sk2p, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, ssk, k2. Row 7: K3, *yo, k4, sk2p, k4, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

80 inches wide x 28 inches long • Rozetti Soft Payette (DK weight; 70% acrylic/22% polyester/8% payette; 224 yds/100g per skein): 7 skeins cul­tured pearl #158-02 • 3 size 7 (4.5mm) 30-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dles

or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Stitch mark­ers • Stitch holder 18 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Lace pat. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pat­tern Stitch

Row 9: K4, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, *[yo, k3] twice, sk2p, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, k4. Row 11: K5, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, *yo, k5, yo, k2, sk2p, k2; rep from * to last 5 sts, yo, k5.

This wrap is an el­e­gant, yet com­fort­able lace shawl. The ends are split so that the lower por­tion can drape down, while the up­per end can wrap over the shoul­der or vice versa.

Row 12: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1–12 for pat.

Spe­cial Tech­nique

Join Pan­els: With RS fac­ing, hold last 5 sts of first panel in front of and par­al­lel to first 5 sts of 2nd panel as fol­lows: knit 1 st from each nee­dle tog; sl 1 st from front nee­dle and 1 st from back nee­dle kwise, in­sert tip of RH nee­dle through next 2 sts from front and back nee­dles and knit these 4 sts tog, pass both slipped sts over, knit 1 st from each nee­dle tog—3 sts.

Pat­tern Notes

Shawl is made in 2 halves, each be­gin­ning at the end, and then knit­ted to­ward the cen­ter. Each piece con­sists of 2 pan­els which are worked separately, and then joined and worked as 1 larger piece. When com­pleted, the 2 pieces are joined in the cen­ter us­ing 3-nee­dle bind-off (see page 128).

Cir­cu­lar nee­dle is used to ac­com­mo­date large num­ber of stitches. Do not join; work back and forth in rows.

First Piece

Lace Panel Make 2 Cast on 65 sts.

Bor­der

Knit 3 rows. Set-up row (WS): K2, p61, k2.

Body

Rows 1–168: Beg with Row 1, work [Rows 1–12 of Lace pat] 14 times.

Leave sts on nee­dle and work 2nd panel on an­other nee­dle.

Join Pan­els

With RS fac­ing, work Row 1 of Lace pat across 1 panel to last 5 sts; con­tinue in pat as if work­ing mid­dle of row (not end of row), work­ing last 5 sts of first panel tog with first 5 sts of 2nd panel; con­tinue in pat to end of row—125 sts.

Work [Rows 1–12 of Lace pat] 4 times, then work [Rows 1–5] once. Cut yarn and leave panel on nee­dle.

2nd Piece

Work as for first piece. Do not cut yarn.

As­sem­bly

Hold nee­dles par­al­lel with RS tog. Join us­ing 3-nee­dle bind-off (see page 128).

Dampen with cool wa­ter, block and lay flat to dry.

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